Objectives for Pino Fire complete

Pino Fire
Pino Fire

JEMEZ MOUNTAINS, N.M. (KRQE) – Officials say the objectives for the Pino Fire in reducing excess fuels have been completed and no more ignitions of small fires are expected.

The Pino Fire is estimated at 4,313 acres and is located five miles south of State Highway 4 and six miles east of Jemez Springs. The fire was originally lightning caused, then managed with more burning to moderate the risk of future high-intensity fires.

On Wednesday, the Environmental Department issued a smoke watch for the fire. Officials say residents may still see smoke for the next couple days until moisture reaches the area Friday or Saturday.

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